Looking to see off your single days in style? There's a new destination to discover in Norwich where you can do just that.
Introducing the Luxe Lounge at Bourgee on Timberhill, the ultimate destination to relax and let your hair down, cocktail in hand.
Decadent décor combines with a welcoming atmosphere to offer 'affordable luxury' and a drinks menu to cater to all tastes and budgets, whether you're after Champagne and bottle service, or a quiet beer and a glass of red - perfect for a night out with your best girls or boys, or a romantic date night with your other half pre- or post-wedding.
Having showcased their 'affordable luxury' recipe across Essex and Bury St Edmunds, founders James Welling and Mark Baumann are bringing the Bourgee steak and lobster ethos back with the debut of the new site in Norwich.
The new addition takes the brand's signature decadent décor to a new level. Spreading over two floors, it features a fully-fledged restaurant downstairs, with a Bites-Bar-Luxe Lounge offering a premium bar with tapas bites upstairs.
The opening marks a re-birth for the brand, which has undergone considerable changes over the last year. Following a shift in partnership, the new venture in Norwich marks the first of Bourgee's new-look restaurants with just Mark and James at the helm. The dynamic duo are thrilled to be bringing Bourgee to Norfolk, with a vision to take the very best of the brand and grow it even further.
Director James Welling explains, “We have undergone a lot of change in the last year which has been a difficult time for us all, but we see the launch of Bourgee in Norwich as a significant moment for the brand. A chance for us to show exactly what Bourgee stands for and deliver our vision as a duo with full effect.
"We saw huge success for Bourgee in Essex and Suffolk, but are delighted to be expanding into Norfolk and can't wait to show the people of Norwich what we have to offer. Norwich is a bustling city that is thriving and we are excited to be bringing a high quality dining experience that will rival the experience residents and visitors would expect of London, right at home.
"Norwich is constantly evolving and we are excited to be a part of the growth that will see the city further become a key destination within the UK.”
British Master Chef and director of Bourgee, Mark Baumann adds, “Our ambition has always been to offer a premium dining experience that is accessible to all. With the brand re-launch this sentiment will continue to sit at the heart of what we do. We want everyone to experience the best without having to pay the earth for it. We source produce from prestigious suppliers and our in-house chefs craft expertly selected ingredients into deliciously creative dishes, all served in a modern, cutting-edge venue with superb service and unrivalled atmosphere. This commitment to quality feeds through all aspects of the Bourgee process.”
For the restaurant entrepreneurs, Norwich is just the beginning of their new journey. Further sites have been secured in nearby Essex which will see the brand expand further across 2019.
The two confirm, “Norwich is just the start for us. Now we are moving forward as a duo, our plan is so much more than delivering steak and lobster, we are on a quest to give diners a premium experience at a price they won't balk at. We know we have a brand that hits a customer sweet spot, and we can't wait to see what the future holds!”